Jung-gu's Ojang-dong may be known for its decades-year-old naengmyeon eateries, but it's got another type of cold noodle dish that deserves to be held in an equally high regard: kong-guksu (cold soybean noodle soup). Stepping in the humble establishment located in a narrow alley, you'll first notice large pots and an unpretentious open kitchen where ivory-colored dough constantly turns into soft noodles. One rather odd-looking scene you'll encounter here is that, even for a solo diner, a huge amount of kimchi's served. With one bite of the fresh kimchi, though, you'll know why: unfermented yet seasoned with a generous amount of fish sauce, the geotjeori (fresh kimchi) is crispy, pleasantly tangy and oh-so-addictive. At Manna Son Kalguksu, nothing's added to the kong-guksu before it's served, so the kimchi is that much important. The atmosphere, the service and even price (7,000 won) are friendly Manna Son Kalguksu. As the name suggests, also on the menu is kal-guksu priced at 6,000 won.
|Venue name:||Manna Son Kalguksu|
29 Dongho-ro 31-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon - Sat 11am - 6pm|
|Price:||Kong-guksu 7000 won|